Author Brynn Tannehill, “American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy” | The Muckrake Political Podcast Interview

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The Muckrake Political Podcast host Jared Yates Sexton, interviewed the author Brynn Tannehill, on her latest book, American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy, which he describes as an incredibly important must-read.  He says the book offers a good synopsis of the current crisis of the destruction of our democracy.

Sexton points out that people who should know better are now downplaying the severity of the January 6th coup attempt, are delusional about it, or are profiting from it.  He also points out the lack of preparedness among average Americans who seem to find the facts too terrifying to contemplate.

“We’re not prepared for this,” Sexton said.  “We’re not taught in schools how to recognize growing fascism.  We’re not taught how to recognize what happens when democracy is corrupted and hijacked.”

“We’re not prepared for this,” Sexton said.  “We’re not taught in schools how to recognize growing fascism.  We’re not taught how to recognize what happens when democracy is corrupted and hijacked.”

Brynn Tannehill said she included some things in her book, after seeing the 2020 election, 1/6 insurrection and inauguration, that need to go right to start reversing the trend of encroaching authoritarianism and collapse of democracy – yet we lack the political will to do so.  “The factors that are causing the implosion of democracy, not only are they still there after 1/6, but are worsening in many ways,” she said.

“The factors that are causing the implosion of democracy, not only are they still there after 1/6, but are worsening in many ways.”

— Brynn Tannehill

She observes how the Republican Party is now taking steps to ensure they can’t lose future elections, such as voter suppression, gerrymandering, allowing dark money to flow in from conservative billionaires in ways that are completely untraceable, and putting legal mechanisms and people in places to overturn elections.

Waking Americans up to current threats to democracy is not easy, but Tannehill suspects if Democrats win the 2024 election, and the results are somehow overturned, that might lead people to wake up.  “But at that point, it’s too late,” she said.  Another way Americans might see the threat is if states begin to refuse to accept the authority of the federal government – essentially seceding.

Tannehill points out that Republicans are currently not supporting many popular proposals, such as minimum wage, stimulus, infrastructure, the equality act, the voting rights act, preventing states from overturning elections, and transparency in politics.  — LMO

“Jared had a chance to sit down with Author and veteran Brynn Tannehill to discuss her new book American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting Democracy.”  — The Muckrake Political Podcast

LISTEN TO | “Interview With Author Brynn Tannehill | Weekender Teaser” | The Muckrake Political Podcast | 7/9/2021

Published by Loga Michelle Odom @Odomanian

Founder/Host, Reading Changes Lives; Senior Producer, OUR COMMON GROUND Media / TruthWorks Network / If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny

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